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Stewed Lamb Shank with Couscous

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Stewed Lamb Shank with Couscous Reply with quote

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Ingredients
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2 lamb shanks
500ml of water
2 potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
2 capsicum
1 carrot (peeled and cut up)
(you can always add more of the above if you like)
1 big onion (peeled and cut into quarters)

Seasonings
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1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of oregano leaves
2 tablesp of tomato puree
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper

1 tablesp of potato starch powder
1 cup of water

Fry onions and capsicum together until fragrant
Pour in 500ml of water
When water boiling, add in the lamb shank, potatoes and carrots
Add in all the seasonings
Leave it to simmer under low heat for about 45 mins to 1 hr or until lamb shank is tender.

Mix potato starch with water and pour into the stew, stirring at all times.

Let it simmer for 5 mins and you are ready to go middle eastern

p/s : the seasonings can vary according to your taste, it really depends on your preference. I find the lamb, potatoes, carrots, capsicum, onions bring out a lot of flavour after stewing, so I put very little amt of seasonings.

Depending on your preference again, if you like your stew to be thick, add in lesser water to your potato starch but if you prefer more watery stew, cut down in the potato starch.

I have used my most expensive cooking toy ever bought in my entire life to do the stewing. Le Creuset pot. It really seals in the flavour. But normal pot also can cook.

Couscous
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I like to use Sam Remo Couscous, I find them very soft and nice.
Follow instructions on the box. They can be bought from supermarkets.

When Couscous is cooked, mixed them well with garlic and olive oil. Chopped 1 clove of garlic finely and mixed with 1 tablesp of olive oil. Pour it into the Couscous and stir with a fork to losen the grains.

Serve them hot and if you prefer a little spicy, add crushed peppers before you eat.


Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aiyo, yours soooo delicious looking. I tried something like this in Han's and it is not that good.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks good, im going to try it. Does our supermarkets sell Lamb shank? Or do i have to pop by the butchery?

thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tk.wang wrote:
This looks good, im going to try it. Does our supermarkets sell Lamb shank? Or do i have to pop by the butchery?

thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you honeylemon!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made this last night but did some substitute of ingredients as i didnt have them in my kitchen.

Use lamb chops instead of lamb shanks - sold out in CS!

Replaced Paprika with Tumeric and Chilli powder.

Added Italian Mix herb.

Used pasta instead of couscous.



Result - Gravy was super tasty, lamb was very tender. A great recipe!
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